But this just goes to show...is there something you’re waiting to do? Someone you’re waiting to meet? Something you keep putting off? WHAT IF… life ended before you could accomplish these tasks? Before you could kiss the person you always dreamed of kissing? Before you had the chance to accomplish all your goals? Could you imagine losing everything with the drop of a dime? And I am not talking about getting fired from your job or going through a break up… I’m talking about death. Literally losing EVERYTHING and truly never getting another chance again. This is why you need to make the most of the chances you are given now.
I never would’ve guessed that my grandma’s physical being would not be at my sisters wedding. I never would’ve guessed that grandma would’ve not been able to come to Chicago with Shelby and I. Life happens right before your eyes, whether you want it to or not. It was just a few months ago, Rachel and I were talking to her friend, and now… he is gone. Something that caught everyone by total surprise. But, life is definitely full of surprises.
I want you to ask yourself a question: If you died tomorrow, would you be content? If someone you cared about died tomorrow, would you be content with the way you treated him or her today?
Life is too short to hold grudges. Let the small stuff GO.
Life is too short to ‘wait for the perfect moment’. Right now is the perfect moment.
Life is too short to hope for the best. You need to MAKE the best happen right now.
Life is too short to be unsure. I am a big advocate in listening to your intuition. You know when something is real. Deep down, you always knew the truth. Listen to these instincts and take the leap of faith.
Life is too short to keep waiting around. There is no use in staying in the same place forever.
Life is too short to be unhappy. Always choose happiness. Do more of what makes you happy and be with those who make you happy.
Life is too short to worry. What is going to happen is going to happen whether you want it to or not.
This post is kind of intense and a little all over the place, I understand. But I mean really, how often do you really sit down and think about how much time you actually have left on this earth? Probably not that often because it isn’t something we necessarily want to think about… but it really is something we should be thinking about. We take so many moments for granted. Getting in arguments and leaving the scene angry or passing up opportunities because you were too nervous or scared. We have all done it, but the question is, when do we stop the cycle? When do we finally just start living and stop thinking about what might happen or what might go wrong? Hell, do you know how much could go right? 100 moments of happiness will always triumph 1 moment of sadness. It is always worth the risk.
This is your life. You are not promised tomorrow and you sure as hell are not promised another year, so what in the world are you waiting for? I know I have said this before but tomorrow is NOT a day in the week, it will never come. Love yourself to the fullest, love others to the fullest, make smart choices, and most importantly BE HAPPY. One of my favorite quotes has always been "be so happy that when others see you they become happy too." Happiness is contagious... and this is something you should want to spread.
Nothing in this world is worth it if you aren’t happy.